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|The Fateful Day|
|Directed by||Shahram Asadi|
|Written by||Bahram Beyzai|
|Starring||Ezzatolah Entezami, Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Zhaleh Olov, Mehdi Fat'hi, Hossein Panahi, Ladan Mostofi|
The Fateful Day (Persian : روز واقعه), is a 1994 Iranian film based on a script of the same name by Bahram Beyzai. The film is directed by Shahram Asadi. It is generally, but perhaps not unanimously, known as the finest religious picture in Iran and attracts great popular and critical attention. Its cast includes a large number of Iranian cinema stars. Wheeler W. Dixon describes it as "an enormous hit in its home country."
Persian, also known by its endonym Farsi, is one of the Western Iranian languages within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European language family. It is primarily spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and some other regions which historically were Persianate societies and considered part of Greater Iran. It is written right to left in the Persian alphabet, a modified variant of the Arabic script.
This is a list of films released in 1994. The top worldwide grosser was The Lion King, becoming the highest-grossing Walt Disney Feature Animation film of all-time, although it was slightly overtaken at the North American domestic box office by Forrest Gump, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Iran, also called Persia and officially known as the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th most populous country. Comprising a land area of 1,648,195 km2 (636,372 sq mi), it is the second largest country in the Middle East and the 17th largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center.
Beyzai's scrreenplay was already published as a well-known book ten years prior to when the film was made.The hugely lauded script was offered to Shahram Asadi in order to be made into a movie. The film was produced and immediately became a hit.
Bahrām Beyzāie is a critically and popularly acclaimed filmmaker, playwright, theatre director, screenwriter, film editor, and ostād ("master") of Persian letters, arts and Iranian studies.
The story is of a Christian youth who converts to Islam for the love of a Muslim girl at the time of Husayn ibn Ali. At the wedding, he hears voices calling for help. He leaves the ceremony and takes a journey to Karbala. But he arrives after the Battle of Karbala.
Al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAlī ibn Abi Talib was a grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a son of Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muhammad's daughter Fatimah. He is an important figure in Islam as he was a member of the Bayt (Household) of Muhammad and the Ahl al-Kisā', as well as the third Shia Imam.
Karbala, also Kerbala, is a city in central Iraq, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Baghdad, and a few dozen miles east of Lake Milh. Karbala is the capital of Karbala Governorate, and has an estimated population of 700,000 people (2015).
The film won numerous awards at the thirteenth Fajr Film Festival:
Takashi Shimizu is a Japanese filmmaker. He is best known for being the creator of the Japanese Ju-on series and American The Grudge franchise. According to film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon, Shimizu is "one of a new breed of Japanese horror directors" who prefers to "suggest menace and violence rather than directly depict it."
Kasi Lemmons is an American film director and actress, most notable for her work on the films Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine and Talk to Me. She was described by film scholar Wheeler Winston Dixon as "an ongoing testament to the creative possibilities of film".
Jack Hill is an American film director in the exploitation film genre. Several of Hill's later films have been characterized as feminist works.
Wheeler Winston Dixon is an American filmmaker and scholar. He is an expert on film history, theory and criticism. His scholarship has particular emphasis on François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, American experimental cinema and horror films. He has written extensively on numerous aspects of film, including his books A Short History of Film and A History of Horror. From 1999 through the end of 2014, he was co-editor, along with Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, of the Quarterly Review of Film and Video. He is regarded as a top reviewer of films. In addition, he is notable as an experimental American filmmaker with films made over several decades, and the Museum of Modern Art exhibited his works in 2003. He taught at Rutgers University, The New School in New York, the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, and is currently the Ryan professor of film studies and English at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
Bennett Miller is an American film director, known for directing the acclaimed films Capote (2005), Moneyball (2011), and Foxcatcher (2014). He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Director.
Aydin Aghdashloo is an Iranian painter, graphist, writer, film critic. Aghdashloo was decorated with the Chevalier(Knight) award, by the French government for his civil achievements.
Bahman Farmanara is an Iranian film director, screenwriter, and film producer. Bahman Farmanara is the second son in a family of four brothers and one sister. The family business was Textile and he was the only son who did not join the business and went off to United Kingdom and later on to United States to study acting and directing. He graduated from University of Southern California with a BA in Cinema in 1966. After returning to Iran and doing military service, he joined the National Iranian Radio and Television.
Ladan Mostofi is an Iranian actress. Her spouse, Shahram Asadi is an Iranian director and screenwriter. She began her career with playing in the movie The Fateful Day in 1994 and was well-known after starring in Insurgence time in 2002. From 1994, Mostofi appeared in different movies and television series.
Iranian New Wave refers to a movement in Iranian cinema. It started in 1964 with Hajir Darioush's second film Serpent's Skin, which was based on D.H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover featuring Fakhri Khorvash and Jamshid Mashayekhi. Darioush's two important early social documentaries But Problems Arose in 1965, dealing with the cultural alienation of the Iranian youth, and Face 75, a critical look at the westernization of the rural culture, which was a prizewinner at the 1965 Berlin Film Festival, also contributed significantly to the establishment of the New Wave. In 1969, after the release of The Cow (گاو) directed by Darius Mehrjui followed by Masoud Kimiai's Qeysar (قیصر), and Nasser Taqvai's Calm in Front of Others آرامش در حضور دیگران(banned in 1969 and re-release in 1972), immediately followed by Bahram Beyzai's Downpour, the New Wave became well established as a prominent cultural, dynamic and intellectual trend. The Iranian viewer became discriminating, encouraging the new trend to prosper and develop.
Mohsen Namjoo is an Iranian singer-songwriter. His style of music is influenced by blues and rock as well as Iranian folk music. The lyrics of his songs are also a combination of Persian classical poems, his own lyrics, and contemporary poems; Namjoo uses the words freely, infusing them with irony and sarcasm to carry the music and to create a free style form of singing. An Iranian correspondent for The New York Times in Iran wrote that "some call him a sort of Bob Dylan of Iran".
Mehdi Fat'hi Mehdi Fat'hi began his stage career in the Anahita studio in 1959. He studied acting under Mostafa Oskooyi. He made his screen debut in Zan-e khoon-asham (1967). He also directed a drama by name of Sousangerd.
Houshang Asadi is an Iranian journalist and writer.
Memoirs of the Actor in a Supporting Role is a 1982 play by Bahram Beyzai.
Death of Yazdgerd is a Persian play about the death of Yazdegerd III by Bahram Beyzai, often considered his magnum opus, which he adapted into a film of the same name.
Film maker and playwright Bahram Beyzai has produced ten feature films and four shorts.
Downpour is Bahram Bayzai's first feature film in black and white made in 1971.
Death of Yazdgerd is a 1982 Iranian drama film by Bahram Beyzai based on the play of the same name.
Enayatollah Bakhshi is an Iranian veteran actor. During five decades of artistic activity, he has appeared in more than 150 plays and cooperated with some of the notable Iranian film directors, including Ebrahim Golestan, Bahram Beyzai, Ali Hatami, Amir Naderi, Masoud Kimiai, Dariush Mehrjoui and Davoud Mir-Baqeri. He has received a First Grade Certificate in Art from the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Iran.
The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a numeric commercial book identifier which is intended to be unique. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.
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